Google’s controversial web-linked Glass eyewear was made on hand in America at $1,500 to the general public for a restricted duration as part of the corporate Google Explorer programmed in April. The Mountain View large had later mentioned that its eyewear used to be bought out inside a day.
Alternatively, a new teardown of this internet-connected wearable tool with the aid of Teardown.com, a web page that stripped the Glass right down to the core and published estimates of the ultimate bill of materials used within the device, has started a brand new debate.
Significantly, if the whopping $1,500 price ticket of Google Glass is compared to the invoice estimate of the supplies used (which Teardown.com claims is $79.78 ) it works out to just a bit more than 5 percent of the retail worth of the Glass.
One of the worth estimates unique by way of Teardown.com for the Google Glass embody, display/ touch screen and glass prices of $3; battery costs of $1.14; digital camera prices of $5.66; NAND (storage) costs of $eight.18; processor prices of $thirteen.96, and SDRAM prices of $four.68, among others.
It can be price noting that previously year, we have now considered fairly just a few teardowns of this connected wearable instrument from Google, but none has specified the cost of the supplies used for Glass.
Google very quickly responded to Teardown.com’s subject matter value estimate and known as it “completely incorrect”. Wall street Journal quoted a Google spokesman who on the other hand declined to comment additional.
The WSJ additionally notes that Teardown.com’s price estimates for Google Glass subject material have been in accordance with quick analysis and might exchange as soon as the web page undergoes more distinct exploration.
Past in April, Google announced a firmware update for its Google Glass eyewear that significantly featured Android four.four.2 kitkat. Other new features include enhancements reminiscent of better battery lifestyles.